Die Fledermaus will be performed on Apr. 24-28

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Die Fledermaus
By Johann Strauss, featuring the JMU Opera Theater

Friday–Saturday, November 11–12 @ 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 13 @ 2 p.m.,
Mainstage Theatre

Since its Viennese premiere in 1874, Johann Strauss’s hilarious work has delighted audiences with some of the most captivating music ever written. From frothy vocal melodies to whirling waltzes, Strauss (the Waltz King) has concocted an enchanting musical tour de force. Die Fledermaus is a timeless story about a practical joke gone awry. Dr. Falke is embarrassed about being left to wander home drunk dressed as a bat by his friend Gabriel von Eisenstein. To seek his revenge, Dr. Falke arranges for Eisenstein to attend a masked ball at the home of the outrageous Russian aristocrat Prince Orlofsky. At the ball, Eisenstein seduces a mysterious Hungarian countess, who turns out to be his own wife in disguise. This exuberant opera about deception, mistaken identity, revenge and unrequited love is a must see! Die Fledermaus is directed by Don Rierson, with musical direction by Robert McCashin. Conductors will be Robert McCashin and Marc Elysee.

Ticket prices: $18–$20 Advance tickets can be purchased online, by phone or in person at the box office (Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. or 1½ hours prior to performance). Major credit cards, cash, checks and JACards accepted.
JMU student tickets: $15 in person at the box office only with student ID. One ticket per ID. Student tickets are not available online Cash only 1½ hours prior to performance.

Mailing Tickets/Will Call — Tickets that are ordered more than two weeks in advance of a performance will be mailed to the address on file. Ticket orders received less than two weeks prior to a performance will be held for pickup at the Will Call window.

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